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Pulpotomy at Dental Theory

Dental Theory is dedicated to providing the highest quality pediatric dental care to help children maintain healthy smiles. When a child’s tooth is severely decayed or damaged, a pulpotomy may be necessary to save the tooth and prevent further complications. Our experienced pediatric dentist, Dr. Priyanka Karapasha, specializes in performing gentle, effective pulpotomy treatments for young patients in Brandon, FL, and the surrounding areas.

What Is a Pulpotomy?

A pulpotomy is a dental procedure that involves removing the infected or inflamed pulp tissue from the crown of a tooth, while preserving the healthy pulp in the roots. This procedure is often performed on primary (baby) teeth to prevent premature tooth loss and maintain proper spacing for the developing permanent teeth.

When Is a Pulpotomy Necessary?

A pulpotomy may be recommended when:

Our pediatric dentist, Dr. Pri, will thoroughly evaluate your child’s oral health and determine if a pulpotomy is the best course of treatment.

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The Pulpotomy Procedure

At Dental Theory, we understand that dental procedures can be intimidating for children. That’s why we prioritize patient comfort and use gentle, child-friendly techniques throughout the pulpotomy process:

Frequently Asked Questions

We use local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth, so your child should not feel any pain during the procedure. Some mild discomfort and sensitivity are normal after the pulpotomy, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

A pulpotomy typically takes about 30-45 minutes to complete, depending on the location of the tooth and your child’s cooperation level.

Dr. Pri will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions, which may include dietary restrictions and oral hygiene guidelines. It’s essential to follow these instructions closely to ensure proper healing and prevent complications.

Schedule Your Child's Pulpotomy Consultation at Dental Theory in Brandon, FL, Today!

If your child is experiencing dental pain or has been told they need a pulpotomy, contact Dental Theory today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pri. Our compassionate team is here to help your child achieve optimal oral health and a lifetime of healthy smiles!